Case Study: Peace Messengers & Peace Guardians in Cote d’Ivoire

InsightShare was commissioned by UNICEF to undertake a participatory evaluation of its peace building programme implemented by Search for Common Ground (SFCG) in a number of selected local high schools and groups of out of school youth based in and around Daloa in Côte d’Ivoire. This evaluation was primarily undertaken to benefit UNICEF and SFCG, to give them some critical insights into what value their joint intervention in Daloa has yielded to assist them in sharing and carrying the learning forwards. In addition the Ministry of Education and their partners have an interest in this evaluation. They are concerned by the regular disturbances caused by the gangs or syndicates (students and teacher strikes) leading the schools to shut down for days. They recognise this as a major risk for Cote D’Ivoire’s education system and as such they wish to better understand the profiles of the young people involved; their motivations, hopes and concerns. This evaluation and the associated videos hope therefore to address this and to look more closely at this programme which works with youth, who were socialized in violence, to help them play a positive role in society and become promoters of peace. 

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United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

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Adolescents and Youth
Education for Peacebuilding

Geographic Focus

Côte d'Ivoire